Steve3007 wrote: i)I think a lot of religious people take the view that 4.3 is a necessary consequence of 4.4.
ii) If 4.2 is true, then the only power that God needs to lack in order for evil to exist is the power to dispense with the rules of logic and make the world chaotic and inconsistent. If the universe has to be logically consistent then things that we regard as bad have to happen.
iii) If 4.1 is true but 4.2 is false, then I guess God prefers Order to the absence of evil. Maybe He's Swiss.
i) can be refuted the easiest: there had been suffering and evil way before atheism reared its ugly head.
ii) many have claimed that god in his infinite power, can will to lack some of the powers, temporarily or indefinitely. So you are right in his point.
iii) I think it was God himself who said, in Leviticus 4:29, "Let there be time!! Coo-coo." So you're right again.